Opinion

First Motion And Resolution Of The Special Joint Session Of South-East And South-South Houses Of Assembly At Imo State House Of Assembly Complex, Owerri By Hon. Evans

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MOTION: THE POSITION OF THE LEGISLATORS OF THE SOUTH-EAST AND SOUTH-SOUTH HOUSES OF ASSEMBLY IN RESPECT OF THE GRAZING RESERVE PROPOSALS AND THE ACTIVITIES OF THE HERDSMEN IN THE GEO-POLITICAL ZONES.

– SPONSORS: All Speakers And Legislators Of The South-East And South-South Houses Of Assembly.
– MOVED BY: Legislator from Abia State House of Assembly.

RESOLUTIONS:
I. To Urge The Presidency To Step Up Action And Direct The Security Agencies In The Country To Brace Up And Be Alive To Their Constitutional Responsibility Of Protecting Lives And Property And Save The People Of The Geo-Political Zones From The Hands Of The Marauding Herdsmen. The Response So Far From The Federal Government Is Below Expectations And Not Proactive And Serious Enough In Tackling The Challenges Posed By The Activities Of The Herdsmen. – AGREED TO

II. To Urge The Governments Of The South-East And South-South Geo-Political Zones To Set Up A High Powered Joint Judicial Panel Of Inquiry To Unravel The Facts And Circumstances Surrounding The Incessant Attacks By The Herdsmen And Determine The Best Way To Prevent Its Recurrence In The Zone. -AGREED TO

III. To Urge The Various Houses Of Assembly In The South-East And South-South Geo-Political Zones To Pass Bills Restricting Cattle Rearing, Prohibit Grazing Of Cattle From One Location To Another Through Farm Lands Thereby Causing Damages To Farm Land, Health Hazards And Obstruction Of Vehicular And Human Traffic. And To Reject The Proposed Bill To Establish And Control Grazing Routes And Reserves Before The National Assembly And State Houses Of Assembly. -AGREED TO

IV. To Urge The Governments Of The South-East And South-South To Establish Special Task Forces Drawn From The Various Security Agencies And Neighbourhood Watch In Each Local Government To Checkmate The Excesses Of Herdsmen And Prosecute Them. -AGREED TO

All AGREED TO without Dissenting Voice.

Signatories:
All Speakers and Members Of South-East And South-South Houses Of Assembly.

Reported by Hon. (Chief) Evance Ochuko Ivwurie, Member Representing Ethiope East, Delta State.

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